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Frozen Beauty

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Frozen Beauty

Ultimately, physical perfection was just genetics. Perfection became standard, beauty turned banal.

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The club was a horror show: missing teeth, scars, ruined eyes. I was displaying a port-wine birthmark, created over two hours.

“Jess! Check this out!” It was Kaylee, her arm around a one-legged girl. “Her name’s Hazel.”

“That’s amazing!” I examined the stump. “Great work! But how?”

Hazel hesitated. “Car accident, actually.”

“Wait, it’s real?” Kaylee took her arm away.

“At least I fit in here, right?” Hazel laughed nervously.

Kaylee and I remained frozen, the illusion shattered. Finally, sensing this, Hazel adjusted her crutch and hobbled away.


My Secret Wife – Friday Fictioneers

copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

My Secret Wife

“We had a report of some missing Genetico property here.”

“Sorry, it’s just my wife and I.”

“Ah, your . . . wife. How did you meet?”

“eHarmony.com.”

eHarmony, ha! I found her terrified in an elevator shaft. I fed her, taught her to speak, ignored the corporate barcode tattoo on her arm. We may have no marriage license, but the bands that connect us are stronger than gold.

“Is it okay if I look around?”

“Of course not,” I say. “This is my house.”

The door shuts and I see dark, fearful eyes peering from behind the couch.

“It’s safe,” I say.


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